Long-Term Care: State Policy Perspectives

fis12_240x240Many Wisconsin residents rely on long-term care services because of frailty or a disability. Although most long-term care is provided informally by family members, formal services are also provided in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and community-based settings. In 1996, Wisconsin spent approximately 1.2 billion Medicaid dollars to pay for long-term care services for those who could not afford them. In this seminar, three of the nation’s leading experts discuss who uses long-term care; in what settings it occurs; the role of the family caregiver; and what other states are doing to control the rate of increase in long-term care spending.

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Long-Term Care: Coming of Age in the 21st Century

by Robyn Stone
Executive Director and CEO, International Longevity Center

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Long-Term Services and Supports for People with Disabilities

by Allan Bergman
President and CEO, Brain Injury Association

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State Policy on Long-Term Care for the Elderly

by Joshua Wiener
Principal Research Associate of the Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

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